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Please Welcome John S from Portland

Postby John S » Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:26 pm

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John S
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Climate Zone: USDA8
My name is John S and I live near Portland, Oregon. I can't grow a lot of the fruits that you Californians can but I keep busy with what I've got.
Temperate fruits: Apple (many heirloom and crabs), Hungarian, pie and sweet cherry, pear/shipova, peach, plum, sea berry, black mulberry, American persimmon,grapes (american labrusca fox grapes, blueberries, strawberries, currant, gooseberry, arctic, hardy, fuzzy kiwi,autumn olive, goumi, tea, windmill palm, medlar, pawpaw, arbutus unedo, thornless blackberry, raspberries,
Subtropical: pomegranate, ichang lemon, flying dragon, pineapple guava, Chilean guava, Himalayan honeysuckle, European palm,
Many leaf vegetables because I'm tired and lazy.
I also run a gardening club at the elementary school I teach at.
I have done some guerrilla gardening and I'm interested in permaculture, storage fruit, and I use compost tea regularly. I also graft many varieties of fruit.

My kids and wife love the eating of the fruit but are less excited about the other work :)
John S

Re: Please Welcome John S from Portland

Postby DavidLJ48 » Thu Dec 16, 2010 12:56 pm

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Location: San Joaquin Valley, CA
Climate Zone: Sunset Zone 14, USDA zone 9b
Yes, John, we can grow a bit more here in CA. But having lived in John Day Oregon for 17 years, I know too, that we cannot grow apples and many berries like you can up there. You win, every time. They just do not have the flavor and sweetness down here.

We do not have your cooler temps and volcanic soils.

Sunset zone 14, USDA zone 9b

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